Getting To The Core Of Back & Neck Pain

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“ What If We Told You, That Gaining Back Pain Relief Starts With Your Core.” Getting To The Core Of Back & Neck Pain

erect and help you move around on two feet. The core is a group of muscles in the pelvis, spine, abdominal and upper thigh areas. These muscles are arranged in different angles that are layered to give you support and stability. Why do most people suffer from back pain? Most people will experience back pain sometime in their life due to core muscle weakness. When the spinal joints, hip joints, sacroiliac joints and the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis, spine and hips don’t move well, a resulting strain occurs on the spine. This causes pain and can occur at any stage of life. However, this typically happens as we become older and less active as adults.

If you suffer from an aching back or neck pain, it could simply be that your core muscles are weak. You may have heard of the term “core”, but what is it? Your core is the foundation of your body and like a building, needs to be strong and supportive. If your foundation is weak or crooked, then the other structures, which rely on this, will not function properly. However, unlike a building, your core needs to not only be strong and supportive, but also move. The timing and strength of the various muscle contractions is critical for your proper body function. When it isn’t, abnormal strains occur to your spine, causing a lot of common aches and pains. Your core muscles consist of a wide variety of skeletal muscles that keep you

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“Don’t Wait Until Your Pain Impairs You!” Signs You Need To Seek A Physical Therapist

How does the core become weak? A simple answer; use it or lose it. Our lifestyles today put us more at risk with prolonged sitting at work, sitting in the car, bending forward, watching TV, poor posture and many other factors which contribute to core weakness. Once the core is weakened, the weight of your body rests on your spinal discs, joints and ligaments causing long term damage. Medication, injections and other treatments can help with pain control, but do not address the root cause of the problem, which is core weakness. If you have ever had a surgery that involves cutting through the abdominal or pelvic walls, this weakens the core. In addition, prolonged illness and bed rest also weaken the core. Another common reason for core weakness in women is from childbirth and c-sections. This severely weakens the core. The answer to helping most back pain sufferers and preventing future injuries, is to strengthen the core with professional help. Specialized training and exercise techniques can be done to strengthen your core, relieving stress on the spine. Physical Therapists are the medical professionals most uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat back pain resulting from core weakness. Working with your physician, we thoroughly evaluate your movement, alignment and strength. After we determine where the root cause of the problem is coming from, we then put together a comprehensive treatment plan to help restore core strength and movement. This helps you to not only have relief from back pain, but teaches you the right exercises, posture and movement to prevent future problems and maintain a strong, healthy core. To see how we can help you have a strong core and relieve your back pain, call us today or go online for more information.

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Why You Need To Come In For Another Check-Up:

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely

� Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES & PAINS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

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EASY PINWHEEL SANDWICHES

9 INGREDIENTS • 5 10″ flour tortillas • 8 ounces of cream cheese • 4 Tablespoons of chopped green onions • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced • 1 Tablespoon of fresh parsley, chopped • Pinch of Sea salt, to taste

• 10 slices of deli ham • 10 slices of deli turkey • Lettuce

INSTRUCTIONS For Cream Cheese Spread:

Cut the cream cheese into cubes and put it into a bowl. Add the green onions, minced garlic, parsley and sea salt. Blend for about 3 minutes, or until entire mixture is combined and blended. Spoon mixture into a sealed container and refrigerate for an hour. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in a tightly sealed container. When ready to serve: Lay flour tortillas on a flat surface. Spread the cream cheese mixture across the entire flour tortilla. Layer the deli meats on top of each other completely covering the flour tortilla. Layer the lettuce on top – use enough lettuce to completely cover the deli meat. Roll up each flour tortilla. Use toothpicks to secure the tortilla. Depending on how thick you want them, will determine how many toothpicks you use. If you are able to slice 10 per tortilla you will wind up with 50 pinwheels at the end. http://crazedmom.com/easy-sandwich-pinwheels/

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Try this simple exercise to keep you moving... Relieve Pain In Minutes Without Pain Medication!

PLANK FOREARMS AND KNEES Position yourself on forearms and knees. Make your body flat as a plank from head to feet. Keep trunk engaged, do not let lower back arch. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 5 times.

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

Patient Success Spotlights

“When I came to Synergy I was having pain in most of my body, rating at a 9 in scale of 0-10 in pain. I now feel like a new person. I have no pain. I am very satisfied with all treatments received. I can now stand up straight without hurting. My ears/vertigo are better too. I give Synergy an A+. I have not felt this good in 40 years. Today is my third visit.” - Janet L. B. “I initially came to Synergy for vertigo that I had for many years. After one visit I was healed! I continued going to Synergy for a shoulder issue that caused me to wake up at night because of pain when I moved it. After a few visits, I could already tell a difference. I am sleeping better and beginning to dream again.” - Cynthia T. “I came to Synergy with multiple problems. I had knee replacement and my pain was a 6 in scale of 0-10 in pain. Now my pain is a 0 and I can do everything. I also had a shoulder problem with pain rating at a 8 out of 10 or more. After therapy it reduced drastically. I had sleeping problems, but with therapy that has greatly improved.” - William E. T. I have not felt this good in 40 years! After one visit I was healed! I can do everything!

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